Oct 312011

Over the last few months Woop has been working with Zoological Society London to raise awareness for the plight of the Sumatran tiger. today ZSL estimate that there are only 300 Sumatran tigers left living in the wild.
With that in mind we suggested we create an image highlighting this fact, whilst offering a print that would itself generate awareness and raise money. Thus was born ‘a Streak of Tigers’.
300 dots represent each remaining wild tiger, in an edition of 300 prints at £300 (large unframed), £150 of which will go directly to ZSL and its conservation work supporting the augmentation of the Sumatran tiger.

Sumatran tigers Lumpa and Raika at London Zoo loved our new prints, created especially for them.

Oct 312011

Understandably after 10 years of Harry Potter, you may think Mira & Eduardo could do a Wizards and Witches print with their eyes closed, in fact when we suggested it, they rolled them.
However, after a good good beating with a broomstick, they worked their magic and came up with something better than we could ever have expected.

Witches & Wizards

Woop Chattering of Choughs Duchy of Cornwall

We were delighted when the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery in Lostwithiel contacted us to discuss stocking our prints. After chatting for a while we suggested that maybe we could do something more Cornish especially for them – and so A Chattering of Choughs was conceived.
We hope that you will enjoy this unique print with its rich Cornish references and whimsical royal crowns. It is available exclusively at the nursery shop or from our site.

A Hover of Kestrels and A Fondness of Stag Beetles

Woop Studios is proud to support local wildlife charity, London Wildlife Trust, by designing A Hover of Kestrels and A Fondness of Stag Beetles to promote the charity’s latest city-wide initiatives. A percentage of all sales of these prints will be donated to London Wildlife Trust.

London Wildlife Trust is the only charity dedicated solely to protecting the Capital’s wildlife and wild spaces, engaging London’s diverse communities through access to our nature reserves, campaigning, volunteering and education.

Its latest initiatives – a pioneering urban Kestrel Count and Stag Beetle Count – urge Londoners to get counting two of the city’s unique wild inhabitants in order to help London Wildlife Trust understand more about their distribution across London and to improve current conservation methods.

Kestrels are often seen on top of some of the Capital’s tall iconic buildings such as the Tower of London and the Barbican as well as most London boroughs, whereas stag beetles have been recorded in most London boroughs but are particularly loyal to certain areas such as Beckenham, Dulwich, Wandsworth and Richmond.

Please visit wildlondon.org.uk and start counting!

AZ collective term poster competition prize

Thank you to everyone who entered our first ever competition to suggest which animal and phrase that we might feature in a future collection. We are delighted to announce that the winner is China M, who suggested “a pod of dolphins”.
Dolphins were the most popular choice by far and China’s name was selected at random.
She has already been notified and will be receiving an artist’s proof of the A-Z poster with our thanks.

A-Z posters

We have decided to create limited editions of our first two A-Z collections. Making one of these posters our competition prize encouraged many Scoop readers to contact us and ask to buy one.
We are now offering a limited edition of 100 of each of the posters – an A-Z by collective noun and an A-Z by collective term.
These posters are a wonderful way to see a wide selection of our images in one print. They are available in the large format only and are available now at Woop Studios

Apr 102011

I just wanted you to know that pretty much daily I look up at my Woop print and think ‘I just love it’. Money well spent. Lydia – UK

I am delighted with A Watch of Nightingales! They are singing away by me in the garden room – from where i watch other birds. And I love the whole of your new range of pictures with their quirky names. Barbara – UK

Hello! Just wanted to let you know I received the print in perfect order. It is great and I love it, even better than I expected…. Thank you and the whole Woop team. Meake – Netherlands

I am overwhelmed with the charm of your language – verbal and visual. Dana – UK

Thanks very much for the personal response…. The full ABC is wonderful! Congratulations on your achievement. You can feel assured that A Bevy of Quails will have an appreciative audience here in Toronto. Sharon – Canada

When you embark on something creative such as we have, you do so with hope, conviction and belief. But until you hear such wonderful responses from strangers, you’re never really sure how you are actually doing.

We really value your feedback – it let’s us know we’re doing it right, doing it well and where we can improve, and in this regular section we will share the thoughts you volunteer. Thank you all very much for your support and positive feedback.

Apr 102011

To mark the beginning of Spring we launched our British Birds Collection. Birds are incredibly popular the World over and nowhere more than in the UK. We carefully selected some of Britain’s favourite birds with the most striking collective terms such as A Charm of Finches and A Murmuration of Starlings. Once the short list had been created Mira and Eduardo worked their magic. We hope that you will enjoy these unique and memorable images. Below are a few with many more to be found here.

New English Bird Prints

Apr 102011

It’s interesting to us which images are the most popular with our collectors and we will share the top 5 best selling images with you in each new edition of Scoop. Here are the curent top 5 with a fact on each from our site, which children can also use as a resource for their homework!

1. A Watch of Nightingales – They can sing two notes simultaneously.

2. A Comfort of Cats – A cat’s nose is like a human fingerprint, unique.

4. A Skulk of Foxes – They are extremely good at climbing trees as they have retractable claws.

3. An Aurora of Polar Bears – They can run at 30 mph, much faster than humans can!

5. A Galaxy of Starfish – Sea stars do not have blood, they have a water vascular system that uses sea water.

We’re regularly being asked to create new images by collectors and we thought we’d make it more fun by starting a regular competition. We have over 1,500 collective nouns to choose from, so take a look at Woop Words and to enter tell us here what and why you think the next Woop collective noun print should be. Remember to include your name and address.

Drawn from a hat of entries containing the most popular noun, the winner will get a signed copy of our rare large alphabet print below!

This will be a regular feature, so check back each issue to enter each new competition!

Closing date June 14th. Prize draw will take place on June 15th 2011 so get your entries in now!

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